Pub Rants

It’s After 10 p.m.?

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STATUS: Holy cow did this day ever get away from me. It’s late and I’m still working. Of course I’m thinking do I have any brain cells left to blog today? Not many so I’m going to skimp. I should be hail and hearty tomorrow.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT by England Dan and John Ford Coley

My good friend Jason is tired of the incessant whining over books that didn’t match or bother to exceed expectation. Instead, let’s celebrate the little engines that could.

Jane Dystel thinks you are nutso [my interpretation because Jane is very elegant would never say something like “nutso”] if you think all an agent does is sell books. Agenting is so much more…

My good bud agent Jennifer Jackson discusses how bad books get published and good books don’t (and all variations in between).

Jessica over at Bookends tackles when an agent gives up.

And of course, one of my favorites, Bookseller (Can-I-convince-you-to-handsell-all-my-clients’-books?) Chick talks about the most kick-a** topic of all, books as a gateway drug. Does it get any better than that?

Enjoy. Off to sleep. Back tomorrow.

5 Responses

  1. Kimber An said:

    “I think I can, I think I can…” This is so much easier with an angel on my shoulder and people telling me not to give up. Of course, being a former nanny and now a mommy, I’ve read ‘The Little Engine That Could’ a bazillion times! Hey, you know the good thing about reading a children’s book a bazillion times? Well, I can sleep through it and no one’s any wiser. “Yertle the Turtle was kind of the pond, a nice little pond, it was clean, it was…”

  2. The Unpretentious Writer said:

    Handselling goes a long way sometimes – pity the customer who comes to me for historic fiction – he or she will leave with Caleb Carr’s ‘The Alienist’ because I could rave about it for hours.

    It’s a good thing most booksellers are in love with books, although, it’s a bad thing for our bank accounts though.